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Watch your head – low flying aircraft surveying Kilkenny

Research and Science KilkennyNow.ie

By COLIN BARTLEY There will be a lot of activity in the skies around Kilkenny tomorrow as a national survey of the ground is taking place, from above.
'By COLIN BARTLEY There will be a lot of activity in the skies around Kilkenny tomorrow as a national survey of the ground is taking place, from above.The Tellus survey is a national programme to gather geochemical and geophysical data across Ireland, examining the chemical and physical properties of our soil, rocks and water.The Tellus plane will take to the air today flying at very low altitude.It will survey the land close to the M9 from Junction 2, Kilcullen, to Junction 9, Kilkenny south.Tellus is undertaken by Geological Survey Ireland and is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.Tellus involves two types of surveying – airborne geophysical surveying using a low-flying aircraft and ground-based geochemical surveying of soil, stream water and stream sediment.The survey airplane will be a fixture in the air above Kilkenny over the coming months as the whole county and region is currently being recorded.     . The post Watch your head – low flying aircraft surveying Kilkenny appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

Top marks for agricultural science students in this year’s Leaving Certificate

Research and Science Agriland.ie

The State Exam Commission (SEC) has confirmed that 4.8% of students who took the higher level agricultural science paper in this year’s Leaving Certificate secured a H1.
'The State Exam Commission (SEC) has confirmed that 4.8% of students who took the higher level agricultural science paper in this year’s Leaving Certificate secured a H1.Out of a total of 6,605 who sat the exam: 11.9% received a H2; 14.9% secured a H3; 16.7% were awarded a H4; 16.5% a H5; 15.2% were allocated a H6;  12.7% received a H7 ; and 7.3% were awarded a H8.Meanwhile, the lower level paper – which was taken by 1,140 students saw no awarding of a H1; 0.8% received a H2; 6.9% of candidates were awarded a H3; 17.3% secured a H4; 25.9% received a H5; 21.6% were allocated a H6; 16.2% received a H7 ;and 11.30% were awarded a H8.A total of 7,745 students sat the exam.With regard to the agricultural economics paper – which was sat by 35 candidates – no student secured a H1.However, 25.8% of the candidates secured a H2; 19.4% obtained a H3; 25.8% were awarded a H4 ; 25.8% secured a H5; and 3.2% obtained a H6.No candidates received a H7 or H8 and just 0.0035% of the candidates who took the paper in June secured a H8.The 58,787 students who took the state exams this year received their results on Tuesday, August 13.From 2:00pm today, Thursday, August 15, the CAO Round One offers will be available on: www.cao.ie . A spokesperson for CAO said that, this year, there will be no paper offer notices in Round One.The acceptance date for Round One offers is no later than Friday, August 23, at 5:15pm.She continued: “Offers may be accepted online only. “Round Two offers will be available on the CAO website from 10:00am on Wednesday, August 28.There will be no paper offer notices for Round Two. “The reply date for Round Two offers is no later than Friday, August 30, at 5:15pm.” Meanwhile, to date, 12,124 offers have been issued by CAO in Round A and Round Zero to a total of 9,792 applicants. . The post Top marks for agricultural science students in this year’s Leaving Certificate appeared first on Agriland.ie .'

ESRI warns default options not always cheapest when buying financial products online

Research and Science Irish Examiner Business

People could be paying thousands of euros over the odds when buying financial products online by falling foul of 'subtle features' when they sign up, according to new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
'People could be paying thousands of euros over the odds when buying financial products online by falling foul of \'subtle features\' when they sign up, according to new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).'

Irish Greyhound Board CEO admits ‘big ask to fix greyhound reputation’

Research and Science Irish Examiner

The chief executive of the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has admitted the organisation faces a “huge challenge” to repair its reputation in the wake of the damaging findings broadcast in an RTÉ documentary.
'The chief executive of the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has admitted the organisation faces a “huge challenge” to repair its reputation in the wake of the damaging findings broadcast in an RTÉ documentary.'

‘Risk and Reward’: Countdown begins to 77th ASA conference

Research and Science Agriland.ie

Details have been revealed about the Agricultural Science Association’s (ASA’s) 77th annual conference, which will take place in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday, September 2019.
'Details have been revealed about the Agricultural Science Association’s (ASA’s) 77th annual conference, which will take place in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday, September 2019.The theme for this year’s conference, sponsored by FBD Insurance, is ‘Risk and Reward: A New Era for Agri-Food’. This year, the ASA has partnered with Bord Bia to commission research on the current challenges for farmers, consumers and the trade in order to inform the future direction of the Irish agri-food industry.The findings of this research will be presented on the morning of the event and will inform the direction of a series of panel discussions and interviews throughout the day.L-R: John Cahalan, FBD; Michael Murphy, Bord Bia; and Amii McKeever, ASA president.Image source: Chris Bellew, Fennells The conference will hear from a host of Irish and international agri-food experts.These will include: Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute; Mark Griffin, secretary general at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Roisín Hennerty, Ornua Global Foods; Gerry Boyle, Teagasc; Andrew McHugh, Smart Farming farmer; Dr.Anneline Padayachee, the Food and Nutrition Doctor; and Oisín Coughlan, Friends of the Earth.The full final line up for the event will be announced at the end of August.Speaking ahead of the event, ASA president Amii McKeever said: “It is undoubtedly an incredibly challenging time for the agri-food industry and we look forward to bringing together a number of key players from across the sector to discuss how we can continue to adapt and evolve to meet these challenges.” The conference marks the end of McKeever’s tenure as ASA president.Reflecting on the last year, the outgoing president highlighted the ASA’s role in supporting, mentoring and developing its members to ensure that the Irish agri-food industry remains at the top of its game.The conference is set to attract more than 300 professionals working within Ireland’s agri-food sector.The day-long event will comprise of a number of engaging panel discussions, presentations and interviews featuring prominent agri-industry experts.The ASA President’s Banquet also takes place on the eve of the conference on Thursday, September 12.The association claims that its black-tie event is the “largest and most important networking opportunity of the year for those working in sectors allied to agricultural science, attracting industry leaders and senior executives”. Tickets for the ASA conference and banquet are available to purchase now from www.asaireland.ie. . The post ‘Risk and Reward’: Countdown begins to 77th ASA conference appeared first on Agriland.ie .'

Israel to establish southern port into int’l marine aquaculture research center

Research and Science Famagusta Gazette

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the government decided to invest money in promoting the research of marine aquaculture in southern port city of Eilat. According to the prime minister, dozens [..]
'– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the government decided to invest money in promoting the research of marine aquaculture in southern port city of Eilat. According to the prime minister, dozens of millions of shekels (about 10-20 million U.S. dollars) will be invested at the port to promote the technology and development of the mariculture sector. Netanyahu sees marine aquaculture as “the future of the food,” saying global industry and startups would take part in this hub. Uri Ariel, minister of agriculture and rural development, said that Israel is one of the world’s leaders in research and development of marine aquaculture, with “invaluable knowledge in this field.” Israel has established similar centers on a variety of particular high-tech areas.'